Deadspin has an entertaining story up about how two reporters for two different newspapers, hoping to get an interesting angle on Super Bowl coverage, ended up not only writing the same story, but interviewing the same person 10 minutes apart and staging the exact same emotional photo op with her.
After the two had filed their pieces, the competition between the reporters became a competition between editors. Each story was slotted to run as a long feature in the Sunday papers. Knowing this, the Washington Post bumped up Babb's story to Friday. The Buffalo News did one better—a short version of its story, with video of Priscilla visiting her son's grave, went online Wednesday night. (The full story ran Sunday.) So Priscilla Lollar's second visit to her son's grave was published ahead of the account of her first visit to her son's grave—a sort of metaphysical scoop.